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(CNN) - There is a flurry of conflicting accounts on the fate of the evil mastermind behind the terror group ISIS, as the U.S.-led coalition seems disturbingly under-informed, shall we say, about where its bombs are going and whom exactly they are hitting.
What we know for sure is that the Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes took place targeting ISIS leaders near Mosul. But what has not been confirmed is whether the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, survived those strikes, or if he was in the convoy to begin with.
And in lieu of any true intelligence gathering, most of the information trickling out has come from social media, with reports of al-Baghdadi's death circulating on twitter from unconfirmed or phony accounts.
Iraq's ministry of interior took to Facebook yesterday, announcing the leader had been severely wounded. But that statement has not been backed up by Iraq's prime minister or minister of defense.
CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr has more on the airstrikes targeting ISIS leaders.